Beth Behrs Sets New York Stage Debut in 'A Funny Thing ...'

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Trip Cullman will direct the '2 Broke Girls' star in Halley Feiffer's new play about two strangers whose ailing mothers are cancer-ward roommates.

Beth Behrs will make her New York stage debut in May, heading the cast of Halley Feiffer's world-premiere comedy A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City.

The 2 Broke Girls star will play a foul-mouthed twentysomething comedian who strikes up a friendship with a middle-aged man in the midst of a messy divorce when their cancer-stricken mothers become hospital roommates. The play examines how these two lost people learn to lean on each other and ease their pain with inappropriate jokes.

Trip Cullman will direct the production for off-Broadway's MCC Theater, which will also feature Lisa Emery, Jacqueline Sydney and other cast to be announced. The play begins previews May 19 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, ahead of a June 7 opening.

Behrs is currently on the big screen opposite Sally Field in the indie comedy Hello, My Name Is Doris.